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Poster: elkdog Date: Nov 14, 2005 2:04pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: GD: Best shows from '85?

You need to hear the Shakedown Street from 6/30/85. There's a great aud and a decent sbd of it. Just check it out somehow. There really are very few songs in the Dead canon where the best version is generally agreed upon, but most people seem to think this to be the best Shakedown ever.

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Poster: BrokenAngel Date: Nov 14, 2005 5:04pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: GD: Best shows from '85?

Second that Emotion! 6/30/85 Merriweather Post Pavillion, Columbia, MD. - The Shakedown is absolutely essential. I actually graduated high school on this very stage in 1997, and you can better believe I was thinkin about 1 thing while I walked across that stage, and it was this show! The Dead never came back to Merriweather tho, rumor has it that they were banned because (among other things, I'm sure) heads were using the fountains in the Columbia Mall (pretty much the only other thing IN COlumbia at the time, as imprompu showers! Can't tell you how many times I've wished I could have been there to see the look on those unsuspecting suburban howsewives' faces!!! And to see this show of course! Sampson and Gimme SOme Lovin are also excellent!

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Nov 14, 2005 11:42pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: GD: Best shows from '85?

Hey--what's the best sounding version of this show?--meaning POST PAVILLION 6-30-85--

There are 4 choices available and i'm confused by the varying reviews (especially on the SBD version--i've seen 1 to 5 stars based on sound--) on which is best...i just wanna grab that Shakedown if it's really worth it....(better than 10-25-79?)

This post was modified by grendelschoice on 2005-11-15 07:42:10

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Poster: elkdog Date: Nov 15, 2005 1:57am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: GD: Best shows from '85?

The sbd is pretty nice, though Phil's bass clips a little at times, this also means he's way up in the mix. It's not the clearest board tape, but it's passable:
http://www.archive.org/audio/etree-details-db.php?id=11636&from=otherCopy

That said, do check out the Oade brothers audience recording. It's not as good as their pull from 11/1/85, but it's still got a real nice atmosphere to it, and good quality. Which one's best is a matter of preference. I usually go with the aud on this one:
http://www.archive.org/audio/etree-details-db.php?id=18105&from=otherCopy

If you have broadband, you can sample the shows pretty quickly to find your preference, a luxury that still blows my mind every time.

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Poster: elkdog Date: Nov 15, 2005 2:01am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: GD: Best shows from '85?

Oh and this Shakedown at least compares favorably to 11/25/79, which is just a funk monster. 6/30/85 doesn't have the same out-and-out funk to it, but it grooves really hard, and Jerry's on. I also like 9/10/91 with Branford- another unique, well-jammed Shakedown.

I don't think you'll want your time back after listening to this one, though.

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Nov 15, 2005 6:50pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: GD: Best shows from '85?

Much thanks, Elkdog...A good Shakedown is always time well spent (I like that Branford one, too...I like everything he did w/the boys, especially the 3-29-90 EYES).

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Nov 14, 2005 9:24pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: GD: Best shows from '85?

Definitely need to put in a good word for 6-27-85 at Saratoga. Great, adventurous set list w/a really cool Supplication Jam and High Time as highlights plus an hysterical verbal spanking of a guy who was hanging of a balcony or light tower or something...I was at the show and it was terrific and there's also a very good sounding SBD here on the archive.

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Poster: bonk Date: Nov 15, 2005 12:22am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: GD: Best shows from '85?

JERRY:"get off the balcony.There are 15,000 people waiting for you to get off the balcony"
Classic!